Carmax (KMX) Holder National Pension Service Has Trimmed Holding by $579,200; Murphy Oil Com (MUR) Valuation Declined While Grace & White Decreased Position by $1.03 Million

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Grace & White Inc decreased its stake in Murphy Oil Corp Com (MUR) by 9.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grace & White Inc sold 33,308 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 312,156 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.69 million, down from 345,464 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grace & White Inc who had been investing in Murphy Oil Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.96B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $28.67. About 2.45M shares traded or 4.05% up from the average. Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has declined 2.02% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.57% the S&P500.

National Pension Service decreased its stake in Carmax Inc (KMX) by 4.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Pension Service sold 9,050 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 212,540 shares of the automotive aftermarket company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.63M, down from 221,590 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Pension Service who had been investing in Carmax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $62. About 1.24 million shares traded. CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) has risen 1.49% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.06% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Murphy Oil Corporation had 45 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31 with “Sector Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, December 15 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Agricole with “Underperform”. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Monday, February 5. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by UBS. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $34.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Tuesday, November 21. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Cowen & Co.

Analysts await Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.24 earnings per share, up 500.00% or $0.30 from last year’s $-0.06 per share. MUR’s profit will be $41.53 million for 29.86 P/E if the $0.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual earnings per share reported by Murphy Oil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 200.00% EPS growth.

Grace & White Inc, which manages about $820.58M and $497.57 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Broadwind Energy Inc Com New (NASDAQ:BWEN) by 362,612 shares to 1.29 million shares, valued at $3.52 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $965,516 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 47 investors sold MUR shares while 92 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 156.61 million shares or 4.92% less from 164.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Kings Point Cap Mgmt stated it has 0.01% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Earnest Partners Limited Liability Company holds 55,885 shares. The South Carolina-based South State has invested 0.09% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 54,550 shares. Verition Fund Ltd Liability holds 48,407 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Delta Asset Ltd Tn has invested 0% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.05% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Liberty Capital Management Inc has invested 0% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). James Rech holds 0.06% or 57,700 shares. Capital Advisers Ltd Company stated it has 135,777 shares. Gradient Ltd Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Ls Investment Advsrs Limited Company reported 10,827 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Elm Ridge Ltd Liability holds 272,583 shares or 3.79% of its portfolio. Charter Co holds 9,040 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Arrowstreet Capital Partnership has invested 0.09% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 39 investors sold KMX shares while 152 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 134 raised stakes. 174.62 million shares or 7.20% less from 188.17 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Glg Partners LP reported 36,491 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Nuveen Asset Ltd Company accumulated 248,374 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & Communications has 12,512 shares. Hhr Asset Limited Liability has invested 1.48% of its portfolio in CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX). Harris Assoc Lp owns 6.46M shares or 0.68% of their US portfolio. Smithfield Communication owns 0.01% invested in CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) for 1,899 shares. Prescott Grp Cap Ltd Com invested in 0.27% or 20,000 shares. British Columbia Invest reported 0.05% of its portfolio in CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX). Sheffield Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 5.63% of its portfolio in CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi stated it has 0% in CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX). The Georgia-based Invesco Ltd has invested 0.05% in CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX). 39,940 were reported by Raymond James Associates. Cibc, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 19,510 shares. Ruane Cunniff Goldfarb reported 6.63M shares. Iowa-based Cambridge Rech has invested 0% in CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX).

Among 17 analysts covering Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Carmax Inc had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 25. The stock of CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 22 with “Hold”. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, December 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 12. Susquehanna maintained CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) on Friday, April 7 with “Positive” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) on Tuesday, March 29 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Thursday, August 18. On Friday, April 8 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 8 sales for $7.07 million activity. $217,767 worth of CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) was sold by GOODMAN SHIRA. $478,064 worth of stock was sold by Newberry Darren C on Tuesday, January 16. 5,000 shares were bought by Bensen Peter J, worth $310,600. GRAFTON W ROBERT bought $2,280 worth of stock. Shares for $1.44 million were sold by MARGOLIN ERIC M on Friday, January 26.

National Pension Service, which manages about $20.03B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY) by 15,132 shares to 490,372 shares, valued at $29.78M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Monster Beverage Corp New by 7,262 shares in the quarter, for a total of 388,431 shares, and has risen its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM).

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